F1 » F1 Driver of the Year vote: 10th

You voted Kamui Kobayashi into 10th place in Crash.net's F1 Driver of the Year poll!

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luna - Unregistered

December 22, 2012 9:33 AM

Reading this makes me realize that he was pretty evenly matched to Perez and if Perez gets to be in a top team then Kobayashi should at least be driving. Loss of talent purely due to not enough money.


December 22, 2012 4:29 PM

@ Taipan,

It is unfortunate that we cannot influence the decisions of Team Principals, but they have to do what is best for their survival. Kobayashi was better than Perez this year by and large, his peaks were lower, however, and this has counted against him.

kob1 - Unregistered

December 22, 2012 6:54 PM

Complete and total loss for F1 and fans. a cracking driver with a mega attitude and driving style. Sickens me that an F1 team would not sign his services. Perez good but not much better as some suggest.

JJ - Unregistered

December 24, 2012 10:13 PM

It is sad that KK does not have a ride for 2013. He was for sure helped and boosted when Toyota where there, but after that, he has been there on just pure skill.

LJ - Unregistered

December 26, 2012 1:04 AM

Say what you want about Koba, but few of the current drivers can see or have the courage to go for the gaps that he makes overtakes from. I would argue only Hamilton has the same kind of ability.

I think the problem was that Sauber strung him along, he should have been negotiating with other teams earlier than Brazil. And certainly deserves to be in a top 5 car no doubt in my mind.

I'm hoping he can convince either Toyota or Honda to come back as engine manufacturers for 2014 and back him.

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